Once again this year, phablets seem to be getting a lot of attention. In the Chinese market, we have already seen two great 6-inch+ smartphones, the Nubia Z11 Max and the Xiaomi Mi Max. Now, Meizu is here to join the party with its brand new Meizu M3 Max phablet.
The Meizu M3 Max comes with a familiar Meizu design, which includes an all metal body with dual CNC processing. The design looks pretty decent (similar to the Meizu M3E) and the availability of four color option is definitely an added plus. You have the option to choose between Champagne Gold, Gray, Silver and Rose Gold colors. It’s pretty thin as well, measuring just 7.9mm in thickness (Full measurements: 163.4 x 81.6 x 7.94mm), however, the Mi Max is thinner with a 7.5mm body. All the ports seem to be located at the bottom of the device, including the USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and speakers. Like always, the fingerprint sensor-enabled mBack button is located up front, below the display.
Inside, the M3 Max comes with the Helio P10 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.8GHz. The display is a 6-inch IPS LCD panel with 1080p resolution. Unfortunately, no 2K resolution version available. As for the memory, there will be 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. You can further expand this up to 128GB via MicroSD.
At the back, the Meizu M3 Max comes with a 13MP Sony IMX258 camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and dual LED flash. Up front, there is a 5MP shooter.
Inside, the Meizu M3 Max comes with a 4100mAh battery with 24W mCharge fast charging technology. This reportedly charges the phone up to 45% in half an hour. That’s pretty good considering the size of the battery on board. Other features of the device are pretty standard like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VoLTE, infrared etc. Fingerprint payment is also supported (Alipay and WeChat).
This new phablet from Meizu is priced at 1699 Yuan ($255) and at present, there seems to be just one version (3GB + 64GB). The phone will go on sale from September 15 and the reservations for the sale start today.